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Maryland Coastal Bays Program Hiring Coastal Stewards for Summer 2013

DEADLINE: May 31, 2013 (but applications are being reviewed as they are submitted)

The Coastal Stewards program is an outdoor summer employment opportunity for local high school and college students in Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. The program is led by a partnership between the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) and the National & Maryland State Park Services (NPS & MSPS) at Assateague Island and is funded largely by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with contributions from the aforementioned organizations.

Each year 15 students are hired to help promote environmental stewardship, community outreach and an appreciation of local history, culture and environment. They do this in a variety of ways; from working on Assateague Island National Seashore as interpreters for visitors to helping band brown pelicans in the Chesapeake Bay; the Coastal Stewards are involved in almost every facet of the environmental field. They meet with local, state and national leaders such as the governor and attorney general of Maryland, to directors and supervisors at the national EPA headquarters. They assist with research and studies done on Brown Pelicans, Seabeach Amaranth, and other local wildlife with the Department of Natural Resources, the National Park Service and MCBP Staff. They also attend local and statewide events to inform visitors and residents about local wildlife around the Delmarva Peninsula such as the Blue Crab, Whelks and Horseshoe Crabs.

The stewards work heavily during the summer, from the end of June to the beginning of schools in late August. The work day typically goes from 10 – 4 on the weekdays; stewards also work many weekends doing events in the community and typically work 30-40 hours a week.

For more information, or to apply, please visit http://www.mdcoastalbays.org/coastal-steward or contact Harrison Jackson (hjackson@mdcoastalbays.org)

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